This image is part of a series that was created for an open textbook, Cell Biology, Genetics and Biochemistry for PreClinical Students. The textbook will be available Late 2021.
Kindred Grey (2021). "Heme degradation."CC BY 4.0.
Heme B bidirectional arrow with enzyme heme oxygenase and the top of the arrow has 3 NADPH bidirectional arrow 3 NADP+ and the bottom of the arrow has 3 O2 bidirectional arrow Fe3+ and loss of CO to biliverdin arrow with enzyme biliverdin reductase and NADPH arrow NADP+ to bilirubin arrow with enzyme UDP-glucuronyltransferase with the addition of UDP-glucuronate to conjugated bilirubin arrows to feces, urine, bile.